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Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Amy our dog walker in east rock and spring glen

Amy

Owner & Dog Walker

Hi! My name is Amy and I’ve been called a “Dog Enthusiast” ever since I can remember. I think that’s the nice way of saying “Dog Nut”.

I grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts where my dog obsession began at six-years- old when my parents finally gave in to the relentless pleads of my sister and I for a family dog. Mackie, a Wheaton terrier, was my best friend growing up and we did everything together. When I graduated high school and left him behind to study Psychology at Quinnipiac University, I was absolutely miserable! Luckily, I was only an hour and a half away from home and I could visit on weekends if I needed my doggie fix. I was so thankful to get that time with him, because the winter break of my senior year, Mackie passed away.

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Mike our Overnight Pet Sitter in New Haven

Mike

Manager & Dog Walker/Pet Sitter

Hello!! My name is Mike, and I’m positively effervescing with love for dogs of all shapes, sizes, colors, and temperaments! Being crazy for dogs is what led me here to YLD, but that journey started a long time ago when I was a kid growing up in Naugatuck.

My childhood dog was a German Shepherd named Sheba, and this sweet lady was a major lover with an affinity for sunbathing and belly rubs. She also created a soft spot in my heart for big dogs that has stayed with me to this day. We had many Lassie-esque adventures together, and while she left me with an incurable fondness for all four-legged friends, it wasn’t until many years later that I fully understood the pure and complete love that we as humans can experience in our relationships with our canine counterparts.

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Alex our Wallingford Pet Sitter

Alex

Dog Walker/Pet Sitter

Hometown
Portsmouth NH

Favorite Dog Nickname
The Oat Man aka Otis

Experience With Pets
I like to consider myself a graduate student minoring in dogwalking! You Lucky Dog is my first professional experience working with pets. Personally, I grew up with a Bichon Frise, Rocky, for 15 wonderful years!

Current Pets
In New Hampshire, I live with my grandparents rescue chihuahua mix, Tilley!

Favorite Part About Working at YLD
I simply love being around the dogs! One of my favorite parts of the job is being able to run with them (if I can keep up)!

Why I Like Working With Pets
I love how I can help give pets some attention and exercise while their owners are busy at work or enjoying a vacation.

Favorite Types of Pets
Husky, Pug, German Shepherd, Bulldog

Dream Pet
Bulldog


Lauren our Pet Sitter in Hamden CT

Lauren

Dog Walker/Pet Sitter

Hometown
Hamden, CT

Favorite Dog Nickname
I call my oldest dog Skittles, Ms. Piggy, because of the noises she makes, but my other dog Priscilla is a close second with her nicknames, Princess P and Peanut.

Experience With Pets
I’ve grown up with animals my whole life. The first dog I remember owning was a German shepherd named Teddy. Throughout high school I worked as a kennel assistant and receptionist at a veterinarian’s office which allowed me to learn more about handling animals, various situations, and different personalities. I also live on a farm and went to an ag-ed high school.

Current Pets
Five dogs split between our house and the farm: Skittles, Elvis, Priscilla, Dexter, and Luna. 3 goats: Carmine, Patches, and Rudy. 6 cats and 2 kittens: Snowball, Beer, Tiger Lily (Tig Pig), Oli, Lacey, and Mugatu. Kittens: Cub and Massey. 2 turtles: Franklin and my little brother named the other one. 1 guinea hen and a bunch of chickens.

Favorite Part About Working at YLD
All the different dogs I get to encounter. Everyone has their own personality.

Why I Like Working With Pets
Just the simple reward knowing that you made their day better by playing or walking with them. You could be having a bad day but working with someone’s pets can cheer your up pretty quickly.

Favorite Types of Pets
I’m a sucker for herding dogs since we now have two aussies, but I also love how goofy the pits can be seeing as I work with quite a few of them weekly. Also can’t deny my love of cats since I have so many at home.

Dream Pet
Still trying to convince my mom we need to add a donkey to the farm mix. If not a donkey, probably an alpaca. I’m a sucker for the farm animals. Other than that, at this point I’ll probably end up owning a pitbull rescue someday because I’ve grown to love the breed from working with them so much.


Tina offers Dog Walking in New Haven CT

Tina

Dog Walker

Hometown
Hamden, CT

Favorite Dog Nickname
BooBoo

Experience With Pets
I grew up with dogs, cats, and other small creatures. This is where my passion for animals started! I have worked at an animal shelter as a Kennel Attendant since July of 2015, caring for all types of animals.

Current Pets
I have a 10 year old Pekingese named Jillian and a 6 year old Pitbull type named Bella aka BooBoo.

Favorite Part About Working at YLD
I think my favorite part of working for YLD is spending time with all of the different dogs and getting to see all their different personalities!

Why I Like Working With Pets
I love working with pets because they are always happy to see you, love unconditionally and I just love hanging out with them!

Favorite Types of Pets
I love all animals, but my favorites are dogs.

Dream Pet
I already have my dream pets, Jillian and Bella! They are far from perfect but they are the loves of my life!

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